My thoughts on the arrest of Charlie and Rebekah Brooks by Matthew Steeple
Whilst growing up, at home, when my family spoke of “hacking” we were talking about taking the horses out into the countryside. Now, sadly, this term has become more associated with Rupert Murdoch, News Corp and a bunch of bleating celebrities than with a leisurely pleasure ride.
Author and horse trainer Charlie Brooks and his wife Rebekah pictured at Royal Ascot
When the former chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, who I’d argue has wrongly been made the sole “she-devil” of this seamlessly growing scandal, was arrested along with her husband this morning, I have to say I immediately thought how convenient the timing must have been for many in the public eye.
Today marks the start of The Cheltenham Festival 2012, an event that undoubtedly the horse trainer Charlie Brooks and his wife would have been attending. That their home in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire happened to be raided on this particular morning, to me, seems like nothing other an attempt to prevent further “horsegate” references and a bid to save further embarrassment for David Cameron and the Metropolitan Police...read more